Cape Verde vs Nigeria Super Falcons will battle it out in the qualifying rounds of the Women's Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) on Tuesday. Can the hosts overturn a massive five-goal deficit, or will it be business as usual for the Super Falcons?
Cape Verde vs Super Falcons probable lineups
Here's how we think these teams will line up for this clash:
Goalkeeper: Jacinta Rodrigues.
Defenders: Versenia Luz, Leonora dos Santos, Leidina Semedo, Leonilde Rodrigues.
Midfielders: Alcióne Gomes, Maisa Cardoso, Sasha Wahnon.
Strikers: Ivania Moreira, Evy Pereira, Irlanda Lopes.
Goalkeeper: Chiamaka Nnadozie.
Defenders: Gift Monday, Ngozi Ebere, Blessing Demehin, Chidinma Okeke.
Midfielders: Amarachi Okoronkwo, Toni Payne, Halimatu Ayinde.
Strikers: Esther Okoronkwo, Francisca Ordega, Desire Oparanozie.
Cape Verde vs Super Falcons confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Cape Verde vs Super Falcons stats and predictions
It's important to point out that the winner of this two-legged tie will advance to the Women's Africa Cup of Nations main event in Morocco next year. The Super Falcons dominated the first leg of this tie, winning by five unreplied goals. With that in mind, these are our predictions for the second leg:
Prediction 1: Super Falcons to win
We've already established Cape Verde suffered a humiliating 5-0 loss when these teams met last week. With that in mind, it's no surprise that the Super Falcons are still the overwhelming favourites despite being on the road.
Nigeria have proven to be a tough team to beat; they lost just once in their last 10 matches, and even that loss was on penalties. As a matter of fact, Randy Waldrum's side won their last two games by at least a four-goal margin. All things considered, anything other than a victory for the Super Falcons would be a surprise.
Prediction 2: One team to keep a clean sheet
Our next Cape Verde vs Nigeria Super Falcons prediction is on the BTTS market. Randy Waldrum‘s side have been able to rely on their defense in recent months. They kept four clean sheets in their last five matches in all competitions, conceding just once.
We would like to point out that the Super Falcons' matches usually don't feature goals at both ends; as both teams scored in just two of their last eight games. On that note, we believe that one of these teams will fail to score.
Prediction 3: Over 2.5 total goals
Although we expect one of these teams to keep a clean sheet, we are fairly confident that there will be at least three goals scored in this game. For one, the Super Falcons scored nine goals in their last two matches alone.
This has been the case with Cape Verde's recent matches; as their last four games featured at least three goals. Taking into account that the first leg of this tie was a five-goal thriller, we should expect the goals to flow in this match.
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Where to watch Cape Verde vs Super Falcons live
There are no live streaming options for this match at the moment. However, we'll update this page when we have more information.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 months ago